Torrential rains have caused Nigeria’s two major rivers – Niger River and Benue River – to overflow, devastating communities and farmland nestled near its banks and killing more than 100 people. On 18 September, the government announced a state of emergency in the worst affected states: Kogi, Niger, Anambra and Delta. More than 19,000 people are displaced and in urgent need of shelter, food and healthcare.
This appeal will enable the Nigerian Red Cross and IFRC to support 300,000 of the most vulnerable people for 9 months. The operation will include emergency assistance; shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene; food security and livelihoods; health and protection services.
Publication date: 24/09/2018
Document status: Final